A look back: Ohio County and Rising Sun 1-12-17



January 12th, 1966

The Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department battled an early morning blaze that destroyed the garage at Jumpie’s Motor Company opposite the courthouse here about 4 a.m. Sunday. Police Chief Harold BonDurant discovered the fire on routine patrol and summoned firemen, who called Aurora Fire Company to assist. Three autos, owned by Mr. Jump, Willard Scudder, and Raymond Ballard, were destroyed. Another owned by Russell bowman was removed, partially damaged. A motorcycle owned by Mike McClure also was lost. Garden tractors on display were damaged and Mr. Jump’s collection of repair equipment was destroyed or damaged. The firemen battled the blaze two hours before bringing is under control.

Reserves win four-way tourney: The Shiner Reserves came from 14 points behind to edge Dillsboro in overtime 50-46, and went on to dispose of Moores Hill in the championship encounter 39-32. Jeff Banschbach poured through 15 points in the last half against Dillsboro to lead the drive which gained the young Shiner’s championship berth. Ron Wiesmann and Banschbach tallied 12 markers each in the championship game with Moores Hill. Wiesmann also grabbed 20 rebounds to aid the victory.

Bradley Raymond Bedgood was installed as Worshipful Master of the Rising Sun Masonic Lodge at an installation meeting January 2nd. Mr. Bedgood served as secretary of the lodge for 28 years.

The Rising Sun PTA will sponsor a bean and ham supper Saturday, January 21st in the Rising Sun elementary cafeteria. Menu will include ham and beans, tossed, salad, cornbread, milk or coffee, and pie or cake. This meal will cost $1.00. Chairman is Mrs. Ernest Titkemeyer and co-workers are Mrs. Roy Marksberry, Mrs. Elmo Baldwin, Mrs. Maurice Rieman, Mrs. James Burgess, and Mrs. Paul Scudder.

The Job’s Daughters of Rising Sun, Bethel No. 95 held a public installation of Officers December 30th. The officers installed for the coming year include; Honored Queen, Ginger Brameier, Senior Princess, Debbie Gary, Junior Princess, Tanya Fessler, Guide, Connie Williams, Marshal, Roberta Green, Treasurer, Donna Wadsworth, Chaplain, Connie Cochran, Recorder, Nancy Driver, Musician, Debbie Siekman, Librarian, Connie Scudder.

Births: to Mr. and Mrs. Paul William Koons, a daughter, Lou Ann born January 4th at Dearborn County Hospital weighing 6 pounds, 13 ounces.

Rising Sun School menu (January 16th-20th): Monday, Coney Islands, potato chips, buttered peas, and fruit; Tuesday, beef stew, sunshine salad, biscuits and butter, applesauce; Wednesday, Baked ham, sweet potatoes, green beans, bread and butter, fruit; Thursday, barbecue sandwich, buttered carrots, tater tots, pudding; Friday, no school.

Wilbur G. Allen took office as Switzerland County Auditor last week with Dallas Althoff as his new deputy and Mrs. Martha Keith, the new clerk-typist.


January 11th, 1917

Stanley Powell narrowly escaped serious injury while hoisting a barrel of vinegar to the second floor of his grocery Saturday. The rope slipped allowing the barrel to drop close to Mr. Powell who was standing on steps leading into the cellar.

Roy Minks of New Hope is attending college at Moores Hill.

Mrs. Harry R. Clark will assume management of the Columbia Theater while Mr. Clark is on the road for the Pathe Film Service. His territory is the state of Kentucky.